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Coughing Until Gagging
Both of my kids cough until they gag sometimes puke one is 3 the other 1 and its been going on for about a month what could it be?
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Asthma-coughing fits between Nebulizer/albuterol treatments. Better to steam/cool mist? Foods/teas? Sit up, lay, walk? I cough until I gag/cry.
See your doctor: Sounds like your asthma is may need a tune up. Go see your doctor, you likely need a steroid inhaler or possibly a combination inhaler with albuterol and a steroid to help calm things down. Moist air may help a bit (like the nebulizer) but sounds like you need more than that. Positioning your body, certain foods likely won't make a difference either. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can 15month old hurt themselves from coughing? Saw pedi yesterday, gave daughter antibiotics, but she's coughing until she gags and eyes tear.
Coughing increases your intra abdominal pressure, decreases the pressure in the chest when you breath in. Sometimes this induces reflux acid to come up into the esophagus. You may induce a gag reflex like this or from thick mucus.
That types of spasms can be a part of a particular illness called pertussis that you could get checked for. ...Read more
Cough with gag: The gag you are having is a reflex from the cough. You should not worry but think of the cough and what is causing it. A virus, exposure to chemicals or dust, infection with fever, asthma and acid reflux. If this is recent it may go away quickly (5-7days). If this is long term and chronic then you should see a physician. ...Read more
I have a tickly cough that is making me gag. It woke me up twice last night and medicine doesn't help, is it anything to worry about? Had it 3 days
See physician: Tickly cough suggests allergic rhinitis and post nasal drip. Acid reflux may be considered. If medicines do not help, see your doc, and further work up may be necessary if this persists. At night time secretions do collect in lungs and throat and secretions going down into lungs may cause bronchospasm. ...Read more
I have been coughing to the point of gagging, it makes me incontinent and keeps me up at night. It is a dry non productive cough.
I used to think a cough without fever was no big deal until I cracked a rib from a really hard dry persistent cough.
Yours may be related to asthma, pertussis, a recent illness, allergy, ACE-inhibitors, smoking (if you smoke, stop now), or other causes. Rarely cough is related to a type of heart disease. See your doctor for pulmonary function test and chest X-ray to start. ...Read more
Is it normal to cough (almost like a gagging cough, but barely) when I'm feeling anxious? It's annoying and hard to prevent or suppress.
Nervous Cough: Throat clearing is a common nervous tic and throat tightening and difficulty swallowing are often autonomic features of anxiety. Your cough certainly can be associated with anxiety and may improve if you get help with the anxiety or reduce stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bad gastric reflux. Wake up coughing and coughing and gagging. At work I cough and gag, what to do?
My baby is 7 months old she has a cough that at times she gags. I know cough medicine is not recomended when should I see a dr? Or what can I do 4 her
I've had a dry cough for 2 weeks gagging everytime. Worse at night and morning. Should I see a doctor?
Son has had a constant cough 3+ wks (no ins), but now coughing til gags. No fever or any symptoms but coughing/congestion.
Treated for bronchitis 2-3 weeks ago, but now cough is worse than ever. Painful and gagging and nauseous and chest pain. Go back?
I hate taking any medicines because it makes me gag like crazy. Are there any other ways besides medicine then to get rid of my cough?
Coughing: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if your cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more
Have a cold with a nasty cough that makes him gag, and he hyperventilates before he coughs. What can lessen the coughing? He also had no energy
I've recently been having cold symptoms. My cough usually isn't bad. But I've been coughing hard, so hard I gag. My mucus is also white and grainy.
Foods: It depends on what you cannot swallow. Hard solid foods, soft foods or liquids. You may have an obstruction in your upper gastrointestinal tract. A thorough evaluation by your doctor will be need and also specify to that doctor exactly the types of foods you cannot swallow. ...Read more